Press Releases

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed Memorial Day: Monday, May 29

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell reminds residents that Memorial Day is on Monday, May 29, 2023, and is a City-observed holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED.

Draft 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan Submitted to Maryland Department of the Environment

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works has submitted its draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for the state agency’s approval. The plan is available on the DPW websiteMDE will provide its comments within 60 days. Following the state's feedback, the draft plan must be adopted by the Mayor and Baltimore City Council.

PRESS RELEASE: Water Restored After Steam Explosion and Water Main Break in Downtown Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD. (Monday, May 15, 2023) - Businesses can now breathe a sigh of relief as water has been restored after an explosion and water main break caused a water outage at the Marriott Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore.

DPW Working to Restore Water After Steam Explosion in Downtown Baltimore

This evening, while BGE crews worked to install a gas line in the 400 Block of W. Pratt Street, a water main line was struck, causing an immense amount of water to spill into the street. Once DPW was notified and while waiting for their arrival, a steam explosion occurred, causing gravel and pieces of the roadway to explode. Four people were injured; three people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries; and one refused treatment.

DPW to Host “In the Works Live!” -- an In-Person Symposium to Discuss State of the Agency, Recycling and More 

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will host “In the Works Live!,” a half-day, in-person symposium where DPW leadership and experts will discuss the state of the department and provide insight on the latest solid waste and water and wastewater issues facing the agency.

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces One-Time Water Bill Discount During State of the City Address

During Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s State of the City Address on Monday, April 17, he announced that Baltimore City residential water customers are eligible to receive a one-time, 5 percent discount off their monthly water bill when they enroll in the Paperless Water Billing Program offered by the Department of Public Works. 

Residents Encouraged to Attend Final Public Meeting to Weigh in on the City’s 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

DPW will hold its fifth and final public meeting on Monday, April 24, to present the final draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan and collect comments from community members. The plan covers solid waste collection systems, trash and recycling pickup, composting, and sustainability programs. Public input guides the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan’s development.

10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan Final Draft Presentation at April 10 Public Meeting

On Monday, April 10, 2023,  the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its fourth public meeting to present the final draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan and gather community input. The plan covers solid waste collection systems, trash and recycling pickup, composting, and sustainability programs. Public input guides the 10-Year Solid Waste Management  Plan’s development.

Good Friday Holiday: DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed Friday, April 7

In observance of Good Friday, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that DPW Offices and Sanitation Yards will be closed Friday, April 7, 2023. Trash and recycling collections WILL BE impacted by the holiday closure. Trash/Recycling make-up day is Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Update on Back River Wasterwater Treatment Plant Explosion & Fire

"While there is still work to be done, we are pleased to report that Synagro Technologies Inc. is conducting repairs to their centrifuge machines – devices used in waste processing to separate solids from liquids – and have begun testing the systems for their centrifuge odor control mechanisms."

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